• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: December 2020

Martin County, TX (12/18/2020) – One person was killed and several others were injured in a fatal wreck involving five vehicles.

The wreck occurred Wednesday around 9:00 p.m. on Interstate 20 in Stanton. Traffic was halted to a stop due to congestion when a semi-truck driven by 37-year-old Jose Saenz came along, failed to control his speed, and crashed into the rear of another semi-truck driven by 26-year-old Jaafar Eskander. This caused Eskander’s semi to crash into the rear of a GMC Sierra towing a trailer driven by 35-year-old Marco Varela-Martinez and to crash into the rear of a box truck driven by 21-year-old Jorge Torres, which was pushed into another semi-truck driven by 51-year-old Tony Stewart.

Saenz was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Eskander was taken to Martin County Hospital for non-serious injuries.

Eskander’s passenger, 54-year-old Saleem E. Shafeea, was also taken to Martin County Hospital for non-serious injuries. 

Torres was transported to University Medical Center for serious injuries.

One of the passengers with Torres, Justin T. Alvarado, 28 of Odessa, was transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock with serious injuries. 

Varela-Martinez suffered non serious injuries and was transported to Martin County Medical Center in Stanton.

The passengers, Jesus A. Varela-Martinez, 31, Leo Varel-Martinez, 4, Amy Varela-Martinez, 8, and Alondra Estrada, 28, all of Garland, were transported to Martin County Hospital in Stanton for non serious injuries.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Pileup Accident Attorneys

Pileup accidents typically involve at least three vehicles, but sometimes more. A common scenario of this kind of accident happens when a vehicle fails to reduce speed and rear-ends a car stopped in traffic and pushes it into many other stopped cars, much like the situation above. Pileup collisions result in thousands in damages and many claims need to be filed with insurance companies.

If you need to discuss a fatal accident case or a claim with a personal injury lawyer from Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm feel free to give us a call at (713) 987-7111 or contact us online to discuss your pileup accident.

Source: Everything Lubbock

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About the Author

Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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